How to cook with the delicious fall staple.

October 01, 2016

A fall staple, acorn squash is known for its sweet, nutty flavor. From a hearty Asian-inspired stew to an incredible savory tart, here are seven ways to use acorn squash this season.

Maple Bacon-Roasted Acorn Squash

Make acorn squash a main course with sweet maple syrup and crispy bacon.

Stewed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms and Chinese Sausage

This earthy, Asian-inspired stew is great for a crowd.

Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Apples and Leeks

Veggie-packed pastas, roasted squash and hearty salads are our favorite ways to eat healthy in the fall. Thanks to wonderful seasonal vegetables, these recipes are packed with flavor—and nutrients.

 Alexandra Rowley

Halved acorn squash make terrific single-serving, edible bowls.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Garlic Butter and Burrata

 © Con Poulos

Chef Dave Beran's amazing dish is fantastic with a lush Chardonnay. 

Savory Ricotta Squash Tart

Toasted pumpkin seeds top these fantastic vegetarian tarts. 

Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Acorn Squash

This is the perfect fall side dish.

Miso-Stewed Acorn Squash with Bell Peppers 

Five ingredients, plus some sliced green onions for garnish are all you need for this simple yet delicious fall stew.